GMR Partner Warren Holland won a disputed liability auto trial in Delaware County, PA. The plaintiff claimed he was making a right turn into his driveway when the defendant attempted to pass him on the right shoulder illegally. Although the defendant admitted to trying to pass the plaintiff on the right, he claimed the plaintiff was stopped talking to a pedestrian.
The parties disputed the accident’s severity, with the plaintiff claiming that the impact was hard enough to bloody his nose. On the other hand, the defendant claimed the collision was minor, and much of the damage depicted in photographs of the plaintiff’s vehicle was unrelated to the accident. The plaintiff alleged face, head, neck, back, and shoulder injuries and treated for approximately eight months. He denied a history of prior similar injuries despite evidence indicating otherwise. The jury found that the defendant was not negligent.